Contributed by David Lavictoire, Brand Associate, Rogers & Company
The days might be starting to shorten, but it’s still too early to break out the parkas! Celebrate the end of summer with these two wines, available September 10 at the LCBO.
Chateau Camplong Grande Reserve 2020
Chateau Camplong is a co-operative winery located in Corbières, Languedoc, one of the largest denominated wine regions in France. Corbières wines are modern and youthful.
Situated between scrubland and olive trees at the foot of Mt. Alaric, Camplong’s fruit is sourced from fifty-year-old vines.
A modern take on the classic Rhone G.S.M (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre), this wine uses Carignan rather than Mourvedre as the balancing grape – making for a lighter, more perfumed version on the French Mediterranean blend we all know and love.
The current vintage will be available from the September 10 release at the LCBO, priced @ $14.95 (LCBO#12990). It has recently received 90 points and a Silver medal from the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards, as well as a Gold metal from the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge:
“Crimson-red with ruby tints. The nose offers up a bouquet of jammy forest fruits (blackcurrant, sloe, strawberry). The palate is supple, compelling and marked by unfurling elegant fruit, polished tannins and a fresh finish. A very inviting Corbières.”
- Gilbert & Gaillard Int’l Challenge 2021